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Counting Carbs? Understanding Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load

The terms glycemic index and glycemic load are related to carbohydrates, a main type of nutrient in our diets. Learn more about complex carbs.

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Recognizing Cataracts: Watch for Vision Changes as You Age.

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye. Learn how to recognize, treat and prevent this common condition.

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Your Aging Eyes: How You See as Times Goes By

You can’t prevent all age-related changes to your eyes. But you can take steps to protect your vision and reduce your risk for serious eye disease in the future.

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